To see how much they change your novel, all you have to do is snatch Dorothy out of OZ and put here in the middle of George Orwell’s 1984.
Sunday’s topic is Action. We’ve talked about scene set ups and dialogue. Action can be huge or it could be one more pebble in the hiker’s shoe. For every action there is a reaction, even if the reader doesn’t see it. Reaction may pile up.
You can present the setting in many ways, directly or through a character’s observation, or you may just blurt it out, tell. Telling has a place. Telling is especially useful when you are simply making a scene sketch.